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Hoosier Park crowns IN Sires Stakes Champions

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
The top performers in the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program converged at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 13 for the annual Hoosier Champions Night. With purses topping the $2 million dollar mark, the 14-race card featured the top ten competitors from each division and provided a fitting conclusion to the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes season. It was a night primarily r...
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All Bets Off takes Rooney at Yonkers

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
With a three-wide sweeping rush, All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) got to the finish line first by a slim margin in the $250,000 Dan Rooney Invitational Pace on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) at Yonkers Raceway in 1:51.4. All Bets Are Off is trained by Rob Burke for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Baldachino and Pan Hellenic Stables. It was his 27th career win and pushed his lifetime e...
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Crazy Wow wires field in Harry Harvey Invitational

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow and driver Yannick Gingras made light work of the field to win the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) by a half-length in the time of the 2:25 in the 1-1/4 contest. Crazy Wow and Gingras went right to the lead and reached the quarter mile mark in :28, with Lookslikeachpndale trailing him at that point and to the :...
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Twister Bi sets world record in International Trot

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
Twister Bi assumed control from fellow world champion Resolve, then put on a trotting showcase in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. The 5-year-old stallion stopped the clock in a world record 2:22.1 at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Oct. 14) many lengths in front of the field. Trainer Jerry Riordan said, "I just wanted everyone to see how good he really is." They most certainl...
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Yonkers hosts $1.8 million NYSS championship finals

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
Conducted for the first time alongside Yonkers International Trot @ Empire City Casino and conducted for the first time out of a local detention barn, Yonkers Raceway's $1.8 New York Day of Champions Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14th) produced a pair of repeat statebred champions. Here's the skinny after eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals... Allerage Farm 3YO Filly Trot  – From p...
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Penn wins second straight at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Penn made it "two straight in the Buckeye state," to quote Hollywood Dayton Raceway announcer Barry Vicroy, closing impressively on Thursday night (Oct. 12) to cop the $18,500 Open Trot in back-to-back weeks. Utilizing a totally different strategy, driver Josh Sutton dropped in third in the early going after realizing a couple others were intent on the front end in a speedy :26.3 opening pa...
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Yonkers International to be broadcast on SNY

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
If you can't find a seat at the track, find one in front of the TV. Saturday afternoon's (Oct. 14) million-dollar Yonkers International Trot at Yonkers Raceway will be broadcast by SportsNet New York (SNY). The home of the Mets is also the home of the 39th edition of the trotting classic, picking up the Raceway's simulcast show from 3:30-4:15 PM. Prior to the International (Race 9...
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Fly On prevails in New Jersey Futurity

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Andy Miller Stable Inc., Arden Homestead Stable and Gty Stable’s Fly On notched his 10th career win Friday at Freehold Raceway in the $18,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old trotters. Andy Miller and Fly On took a seat behind Southwind Cobra through three quarters of a mile, before pulling the pocket to challenge the leader. The Julie Miller trainee nosed out the competition in 1:57.0 ...
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Excelsior "A" Series Finals at Vernon on Sunday

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Eight Excelsior "A" Series Finals featuring freshman and sophomore pacers plus trotters with combined purses at $360,000, will race  on a special Sunday evening program (October 15) at Vernon Downs.  The 14 race card starts at 6:45 p.m.  The finals are races seven through fourteen. The first final (all are for a purse of $45,000 each) is for 2 year-old pacing fillies. ...
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Colorful Sky a success in open at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Colorful Sky made a successful debut into open mares company on Friday night (Oct. 13), winning the featured $18,500 event in a new lifetime best 1:51.4 clocking. Defending national dash champion Aaron Merriman, who recently scored his 800th win for the fourth consecutive season and has announced a goal of 1000 wins in a single season for his first time this year, was the sulky sitte...
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Courageous Lady set for Saturday at Northfield

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The$120,000Courageous Lady has drawn an impressive field of eight and goes postward this Saturday evening, October 14 as Northfield Park's eleventh race. Approximate post time for this Grant Circuit event is 9:55 p.m. The race is an open contest for North America's top three-year-old-filly pacers. The 2017 $120,000 Courageous Lady Field: #1 BOURBON AND BARLEYis trained on the Northfield ...
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Hannelore leads Indiana finalists on Friday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Oct. 13 with the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. The star-studded 14-race card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2017 Indiana stakes season. The annual Hoosier Champions Night will be part of a stakes-filled w...
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New London yearling sale this Saturday-Sunday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Canada's premier yearling sale is taking place this weekend in London, Ontario. On Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15, a total of 316 Standardbred yearlings will go through the sales ring at the Western Fair District Metroland Agriplex in the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented by Standardbred Canada and the Forest City Yearling Sale. This is the first year for the sale, which i...
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Consolations wrap up Ohio Sires Stakes

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Eight $50,000 Ohio Sires Stake consolations will be featured on Saturday night at Northfield Park, complementing the $120,000 Courageous Lady. A total of 64 freshman and sophomore Ohio-bred pacers and trotters of both genders are set to vie in the last OSS events of the 2017 season. Risky Deal heads up the 2-year-old filly trotting division (race one), with Christ Hershberger harnessin...
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Karr talks about his home track, and In Secret

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Larry Karr remembers fondly his days as a teenager when his father, Allen, raced horses in the New York metro area. The names of those horses would mean little to most people today, Karr said, but he still can recall his favorites, such as hard-knocking pacer Jester J. On Saturday, Karr will head to Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway to watch a trotter that he hopes people might remember ...
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Maine Sires Stakes finals on Saturday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs will kick off its fall meet in high gear on Saturday (Oct. 14) as the folks at the seaside oval once again play host to the championship round of the three-year-old division of the Maine Sire Stakes program. More than $370,000 in purse money will be on the line as the top state-bred trotters and pacers square off in epic fashion, vying for bragging rights, on what w...
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Look at International Trot in new Weekend Preview

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The harness racing eyes of the world will be focused on Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon for the $1 million International Trot, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview we take an inside look at the starters, including the three North American contenders: defending champ Resolve, In Secret and Marion Marauder. Former U.S. Rising Star of the Year Award winner Jerry Riordan...
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Breeders Crown supplements due Monday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The countdown is on for entries to the $6 million Breeders Crown events, to be raced Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday (Oct. 28) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12:00 noon [EDT], Monday (Oct. 16), in the race office at Hoosier Park (765.609.4872). There are no supplements for the 2-year-old rac...
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Sapphire Breeze golden at Pocono

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Sapphire Breeze came in off the stakes trail and promptly earned herself a new speed badge of 1:52.1 in taking the $16,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The sophomore daughter of Well Said was given a second-over trip by driver Matt Kakaley and was still fifth at the stretch call, but she had enough rally in her to reach the wire a length...
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Lindy Farms' Monteleone wins at Keeneland

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Frank Antonacci's Lindy Farms had a big winner in Lexington on Wednesday—at Keeneland. The Lindy Farms-owned 2-year-old gelding Monteleone won a six furlong race in 1:10.82, the first win for the son of Super Saver in three career starts. Racing just six days after the death of his namesake, Standardbred breeder-owner Fred Monteleone, the first-year Thoroughbred was ridden by John Cr...
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